joes (90) - Oirschot, - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown beer, small dark beige head. Roasted malts, vanilla, raisins, ripe fruits and sweet alcohol aroma. A bit flat, low carbonation. Bourbon/vanilla/wood and sweet alcohol. A hint of sweet cherries, licorice. Good one, although I expected a bit more body.
DedicatedToFun (3427) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose is coffee, taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, awesome
GranvilleTim (1743) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12.7 oz bottle. Black pour with a mocha brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, bourbon and dark fruit. Taste is bourbon, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, chalky and chewy. It was a little hot in the finish. Lots of layers of flavor. Beer coats the glass. Nice lacing.
WABeerFiend (274) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12.7 oz into a snifter on 01.22.15.
A: Vanilla and lots of bourbon. Awesome. A: 1 finger tan head that stays. Midnight black body with no red in the glass. T: Bourbon and vanilla dominate. Nuttiness and dark fruit are subtle. P: On the thin side. It would have been nicer with a little more chewiness. Creamy smooth. O: I had a bottle of the base version and it seemed to be infected. This one seemed fine. There was a lot of alcohol bite even for 12% ABV. The bourbon is big and overpowers. It was good, but I probably wouldn’t seek it out again.
rouhlas (484) - GREECE - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Thanks George! Black color with dark beige-brown head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, dark fruits, raisins, light wood and vanilla notes. Sweet and bitter taste like the aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
JBPortland (1004) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle pours dark inky brown black with a small finger of tan head. Nose is boozy dark fruit and licorice, charred chocolate, nutty spice, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is burnt roast chocolate, vanilla, nutty, tar, bourbon spice, dark fruit. Finish is roasty charred brownie with vanilla spice and earthy nutty cocoa, hint of oak, bourbon. Good stuff.
tcon25 (127) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Beer Junction. 2013 edition. Black pour, can definitely taste the age in this beer, it has mellowed out nicely.
wedgie9 (2490) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 1/24/15 from a corked and caged 375mL bottle purchased online through Beverages4Less. Pours opaque black with a thick smooth brown head that leaves thick, smooth lace. The nose is all maple, brown sugar, and sweet vanilla with some dry molasses and a touch of earthiness. The flavor is drier up front, with all of the molasses, dark chocolate, and earth, moving to some of the sweeter bourbon notes of vanilla, maple, and brown sugar, with that same earth providing a bit of bitterness. The body is full but not too fat, with just enough carbonation and a long bourbon and earthy finish.
Bule (998) - California, USA - JAN 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle pours a thick black color with a bit of head. Medium bourbon booziness. A little harsh. Nutty.
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle with a couple years on it, I think. Dark red-black pour with no head. Pours almost still. Aroma of bourbon and booze, cherries and raisins with more dark dried fruit, some sweet grahams, some honey, and light grain alcohol notes. Flavor is booze and bourbon and rich caramel malts, some sweeter chocolates, and more dark dried fruits... Black licorice just hit me outta nowhere. It’s pretty complex and decently made.
Imaena (1928) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. This is thick wallop of bourboun syrup with roast malts floated over the top.